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English Reference for sou (そう)

Kana
そう
sou
Definitions
  1. adverb so, really, seeming
  2. na-adjective suffix (after masu stem and adj-stem) appearing that, seeming that, looking like, having the appearance of
Conjugations
adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi) conjugations
Plain/Informal Polite/Formal Negative Plain/Informal Negative Polite/Formal
Present Indicative そうだ
souda
そうです
soudesu
そうじゃない
soujanai
そうではない
soudehanai
そうでわありません
soudewaarimasen
Past Indicative そうだった
soudatta
そうでした
soudeshita
そうでわなかった
soudewanakatta
そうでわありませんでした
soudewaarimasendeshita
te-form そうで
soude
Volitional そうだろう
soudarou
Provisional そうであれば
soudeareba
そうではなければ
soudehanakereba
Causative そうにさせる
sounisaseru
そうにさせない
sounisasenai
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Example sentences
It seems unlikely that the train will arrive on time
Their patience was about to give out
I cannot help thinking so
My ears are going to freeze if I don't go in
The idea made my soul rise
Everyone seemed to be very busy and everyone seemed to be in a hurry
This book looks interesting
It looks like the rainy season is going to start after next week
"Is he right?" "I don't think so.
The shoes you are wearing look rather expensive
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